Notable Women Ancestors - Women Who Were First
They were First

Sally Ride

Sally Ride
1st American Woman
In Space
Geraldine Ferraro

Geraldine Ferraro
1st Woman VP Candidate
For Major Political Party

Marion was the first American woman killed in service during World War I while working as a YMCA canteen worker for the French soldiers.

EMERY, Mary Quaid
As a little girl, she was the first woman to ride the Rock Island railroad.

HOLDER, Nita Martha
Nita was the first woman in the U.S. to have a hysterectomy.

KIMES, Ruth Margaret Davidson
Ruth was one of four women to ever serve on the Tarentum, Pennsylvania School Board of Directors, and in her twelfth year on the board, she was elected as the first woman president.

NORTON, Anne Frasier
A Yeowoman with the Portsmouth, NH ship yard, Anne died of influenza and was the first American woman accorded a full military funeral.

WEATHERLY, Mabel Corrine
Mabel was the first person in the United States to die of an allergic reaction to penicillin.

WEEDEN, Jeanie Lippitt
Rhode Island well may lay claim to being the native State of perhaps the first totally deaf person trained in this country to speak and lip-read. Jennie, who was deaf, was taught to speak by none other than AlexanderGraham Bell. In fact his teachings delayed his completion of his future invention, the telephone!

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